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2015 URBFC Raffle Doll Barbie Stars in “Hamlet” as Ophelia

Posted by helen on July 9, 2015

Convention is fast approaching, for all you Raffle Room “Gamblers”, Here comes our Star who needs some of your Raffle tickets, of course, it only takes one ticket to win…

The 2015 convention theme is “A star is Barbie”, our Barbie stars in the “Hamlet”, the most popular play of all time.

The original doll was “Fiorella”, donated by our generous club member Cynthia , then, I had the honor to be her “Art Director”, “Stage Setup Manager”, “Costume Designer”, “Hair Stylist” “Makeup Artist” …. any other titles Have I missed? ooooh, I’m her “Travel Agent”, too, I’ll have to transport her to the Raffle room … :( but I am thinking to mail her to the hotel if it is safe..

so, the curtain is up, Barbie is on the stage, under the spotlights:
Hamlet, Act 4, Scene 5,
Ophelia’s Flowers

“Look at my flowers. There’s rosemary, that’s for remembering. Please remember, love. And there are pansies, they’re for thoughts…And here’s a daisy, for unhappy love. I’d give you some violets, flowers of faithfulness, but they all dried up when my father died. They say he looked good when he died. (sings) For good sweet Robin is all my joy…. ”

Her dress is made of Aqua blue Chiffon & Pastel-colored Floral Georgette, I chose Ophelia for Barbie to play as I have fond memories watching this old black/white movie as a child, I thought the actress Jean Simmons who played Ophelia was the most beautiful girl I have ever seen.. the sadness of seeing her floating in the river with flowers lingered in my mind forever

Many famous actresses have played Ophelia, Vivien Leigh, Kate Winslet, Helena Bonham Carter…. now its time for Barbie to bring Ophelia to live…

Happy Convention & good luck with your Raffle Tickets. remember, our club donation is a large lot, the doll is only a part of it.

A photo of Ophelia from 1948 Film “Hamlet”

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Happy 4th

Posted by helen on July 4, 2015

Happy 4th!

Happy Barbie Convention, too!

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Happy July

Posted by helen on July 1, 2015

As the Barbie convention fast approaching, I am getting anxiety attack, I have done nothing for the convention, I found the theme uninspiring. its hard for me to do things I am not interested in. when I was at our club meeting last month, a few friends told me they have canceled their Convention registrations after seeing the convention doll “spotlight on Broadway”, but they are still going to the convention to do “Room Sales” –Aren’t they smart? Making money instead of spending money

June was an uneventful month for my dolls. I did not buy a single doll even there were some great sales, I managed to stay away from them…

Hope July will be more productive than June.

Happy July!

Desktop: (1280pixelsx80opixels for wide screen)

Happy July

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Happy Summer!

Posted by helen on June 21, 2015

Its the beginning of Summer
I tired to get a jump on  Spring-cleaning, the plan fell short. Now Summer has begun, it makes me feel nervous. There are tons of things I should have done 3 months ago, I just didn’t and don’t want to do anything. Summer would bring more laziness out of me.

Summer is great for Kids!  “Come out and play!”  .

Although today is “Father’s Day”, I doubt I have any Dads who visit this blog, so the words “Happy Father’s Day” can be muted here.

Have a fun-filled Summer Season!

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A week with Lara Part VII

Posted by helen on June 14, 2015

okay, this is the last day of a week with Lara. its Sunday, she should have wore “Sunday Best”, but I decided to let her go Casual.

Barbie Basics –first Wave

The dress has the word “Sunday” on it, so its perfect for today

Birthday Wishes 2005
I m posting this b/c the next BFC exclusive “Homecoming Queen” also wears a Ruffled Dress

I think Christabelle is my favorite Lara.  I can never photograph her as beautiful as she is:

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A Week with Lara Part VI

Posted by helen on June 13, 2015

Go Red For Women

In her Original Red Gown:

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A week with Lara Part V

Posted by helen on June 12, 2015

Top Models: Teresa
“Top Models” were released as playline dolls, but the doll qualities are so much better than today’s “Barbie Collector” (or “Barbie Collections”) Dolls.  Top Models come with  lots of accessories:  shoe boxes, hangers, hats, purses, extra shoes, cover-ups, hair brushes, hair extensions, etc… the Price was $19.99.

See how Pretty her face is

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A week with Lara Part IV

Posted by helen on June 11, 2015

Citrus Obsession
This doll’s price was down to $10 at a TRU store near me. that’s the reason I bought her.

Apparently I Like Green, Blue more than Pink.

adding a bit of pink:

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A week with Lora Part III

Posted by helen on June 10, 2015

Couture Angel

Perhaps Lara is a natural blonde,  but  she has  a “Total Dye Job” done :

she could use some jewelry & hair accessories, I just didn’t bother—lets presume she is getting a custom-designed gown, this is her first fit, that’s why she doesn’t have any accessories. :)

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A week with Lara Part II

Posted by helen on June 9, 2015

Best Model, South Beach.

she is not really camera-ready,  her hair needs a little touch-up, worse than that, I don’t have any suitable clothes for her at this moment. She is a very pretty Lara.  Sadly,  the photos look strange, my camera is not functioning well after I dropped it on the hardwood  floor. I have trouble to turn it on & off,  lens cover stuck…  time to buy a new camera…

I was making a set of “Bouclé Beauty” Replica for my “Evening Gown”  AA Silkstone Doll, but failed to complete the Jacket. The Beach Girl was fine to wear them without the jacket:

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